Trump's Supreme Court Challenge Has a Historical Precedent
The story of President Donald Trump's short-lived threat to get a citizenship question on the census in defiance of the Supreme Court mimics the story of President Andrew Jackson and Worcester v. Georgia, decided in 1832.
Trump Removed the Only Native American Member From the Cultural Property Advisory Committee
An Obama-appointed Native American woman was replaced last week by an attorney who has worked closely with Trump.
Maine Banned Native American Mascots in Public Schools
Efforts to get privately owned teams like the Redskins and the Cleveland Indians to drop offensive mascots may have stalled, but states can enact bans in the public sector.
Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Protect Public Lands Highlights Environmental Justice Issues
Warren's plan includes ending fossil fuel drilling on public lands, eliminating entrance fees for national parks, and mandating spending for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
How a Border Wall Would Separate Indigenous Communities
Tens of thousands of people belonging to U.S. Native tribes live in the Mexican states and routinely cross the border to participate in cultural events.
There's a Growing Push to Rescind the Medals of Honor Awarded to the U.S. Soldiers at Wounded Knee
Tweets by Donald Trump about Elizabeth Warren prompted a Native American voting rights group to call for honors bestowed on the perpetrators of the massacre to be rescinded.
Black Belt Eagle Scout Writes Songs About Heartbreak and Post-Colonial Anger
The indie musician uses her wistful rock music to explore, and reclaim, her indigenous and queer identity.
Native American Rights Groups Are Targeting Six States to Fight Voter Suppression in 2020
Four Directions is targeting states with voter ID laws, like Wisconsin and North Dakota, as well as those with low Native American turnout, like Nevada.
A Closed Border Gate Has Cut Off Three Tohono O'odham Villages From Their Closest Food Supply
An effort to deliver food is only a temporary solution.
Inside One Native Tribe's Decades-Long Fight for Recognition
Thanks to federal neglect and one Republican senator, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been denied land and essential government services.
Field Notes: Racing Horses on Montana's Crow Reservation
Crow Reservation, Montana: In Big Horn County, people watch a horse race during the 99th annual Crow Fair, one of the longest-running Native American gatherings in the United States.
Indigenous Women Are Using Facebook to Make Sure Their Disappearance Will Be Investigated
It is a travesty that we're not fully investigating the disappearance of indigenous women—whether or not they lived model lives.
One Congressman Stands in the Way of a Bill That Addresses the High Rates of Missing and Murdered Native Women
Savanna's Act passed the Senate unanimously. If it doesn't pass the House, it will be back to square one next session.
A Traveling Museum Builds Support for Native Resistance to Resource Extraction
The Natural History Museum is popping up across the country to draw attention to the struggle of the Lummi Nation in the Pacific Northwest.
For Native Americans, the Battle Against Voter Suppression in North Dakota Is Only the Beginning
Indigenous high schoolers are organizing to let their families vote in an election they argue is designed to block them from the polls.
Native Americans Are Suing North Dakota Over Voter Suppression
It now appears Native American North Dakotans are unable to vote, even when they have proof of their residential addresses.
How Native American Leaders Are Trying to Tackle Voter Suppression in North Dakota
Rights activists are urging communities of color to get creative about circumventing attempts to suppress their vote ahead of next month's decisive mid-term elections.
In the Salish Sea, Native American Communities Bond Over a Rigorous Canoe Voyage
The Tribal Canoe Journey has become one of the largest Native American gatherings in North America. For one writer, it's also a chance to connect with family.
A Man Assaults a Native Woman—and Never Sees a Day in Jail
Seeing these crimes go unpunished can make indigenous communities feel hopeless. But in dark times, I take inspiration from our grandmothers.
Breaking a Sacred Trust: On the Exploitation of Traditional Native Knowledge
In many Native American communities, there's a fear that any knowledge shared with scientists could end up in published reports—which could, in turn, lead to a familiar story of plundering.
The Lede, Issue #31: An Interview With Al Gore, a Promising Model for All Schools, the Importance of State-Level Climate Assessments, and More
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How Shrinking Bears Ears Is an Attack on Native Americans' Religious Freedom
Many native peoples have land-based religions, and the Trump administration's moves to open sacred areas to resource exploitation threatens the free practice of their faith.